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November 13, 1987|JOHN VOLAND | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Thursday reversed the 1982 and 1984 drug and weapons convictions of rock singer David Crosby. In a 5-4 decision, the court said the arresting officer had no legal right to enter Crosby's private dressing room at Cardi's, a Dallas nightclub where he was performing. Judge M. P. Duncan's opinion for the majority said that the officer's statement at the time of arrest--"I got curious as to whether there was a law being violated or not in there"--wasn't sufficient reason for the officer, who found Crosby in possession of cocaine, to enter the private room. Crosby was convicted in Dallas of possession of cocaine and unlawfully carrying a handgun in a tavern.

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